Thursday, May 4, 1922
Government surveyors were in the Sinks last week running some lines on land that has been bought as a part of a forest reserve. This reserve now consists of a boundary of 68,000 acres lying in Pocahontas, Highland, Randolph and Pendleton counties. We understand that in it is included the Craig lands.
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Local weather observer S. L. Brown makes the following report for the month of April: Highest temperature, 76 degrees on the 8th and 10th; coldest, 18 degrees on the 23rd and 24th. Killing frosts too numerous to mention. Only a trace of snow at Marlinton. Rain fell on 11 days with a total of 3.33 inches…
The body of Carl Rose, son of the late August Rose, of Durbin, arrived Tuesday, May 2, and was buried at Bartow that day. The services were conducted from the Thornwood church. About a dozen ex-servicemen of Durbin and community appeared in uniform and attended the body of their comrade to its resting place.
Carl Rose, aged 27, was killed in the Argonne Forest in France, October 9, 1918. He fell mortally wounded in battle and died at the first relief station. He was a member of Co. E. 126 Infantry, 32nd Division. He is survived by his mother.
Council met in its regular session Monday night. Chief of Police Burns gave his report on speeding automobiles on a timed course on Court Street. A number of citizens, including the Mayor himself, were found to have exceeded the limit of 15 miles an hour on a one-minute basis by from 5 to 21 seconds.
The council amended its speed ordinance to conform with the limits and penalties of the State law…
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The light plant has commenced work on an electric light line to the fairgrounds. It will go by the way of Riverside, where a number of householders will install light. As it is not far from the fairgrounds to the thriving village of Campbelltown, it is more than probable that a sufficient number of people will take light to justify the extension of the lines to them.
POSTAL IMPROVEMENT WEEK
Without the Postal Service, business would languish in a day, and be at a standstill in a week. Public opinion would die of dry rot. Sectional hatred or prejudice would flourish, and narrow-mindedness thrive.
It is the biggest distinctive business in the world and it comes nearer to the innermost interests of a greater number of men and women than any other institution of earth. No private business, however widespread, touch-es so many lives so often or sharply; no church reaches into so many souls, flutters so many pulses, has so many human beings dependent on its ministrations.
Postal Improvement Week has been set for May 1 by the Postmaster General.
This is the first general campaign of its kind for several decades… Your help is vital. Address your letters plainly with pen or typewriter. Give the street address. Put your return address in the upper left hand corner of the envelope – not on the back, and always look at your letter before dropping it in the mail to see if it is property addressed…
If you have any complaints of poor service, make them to your postmaster. He has instructions to investigate them and report to the department.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Curry, April 28, 1922, a daughter.
William Miller was over from Elk last Friday and reports hunting cattle in a ten-inch snow on the mountains around the Elk Valley. It was a hung snow, and he could see but a short distance, but the cattle made their presence known by bawling. The tops of the mountains round about Marlinton were white with three inches of snow. The Fayette Tribune says that on April 17, 1870 there was a two-foot snow in Fayette county.
H. M. Lockridge has moved to the Allegheny Club for the season.
The Stansberrys arrived from Florida Wednesday, to be on the ground early to be ready for the season with their summer resort at Minnehaha Springs.
The ladies will conduct a pie supper at the Minnehaha Springs school house Saturday evening.
SHARP – JOHNSON
Married, Jacob W. Sharp and Mrs. Birdie Lee Johnson, Wednesday, April 26, 1922, by Rev. H. H. Orr officiating at the Manse in Marlinton.
Edgar Tallman, aged 26 years, died at a hospital in Baltimore where he was being treated for tuberculosis. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Tallman, of Stony Bottom, and is survived by his parents, his wife and little baby, Berl; three sisters and four brothers.
This young man went out from Pocahontas as a soldier, was sent to France and saw much hard service, fighting and exposure. He made a record as a brave soldier. Funeral service was conducted at Parsons. Burial was in the Thomas cemetery near his home.
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